Happy Birthday, Cheeky Yum!

  Good morning, Blogee’s!  I am very happy to say, CheekyYum.com is now a year old.  I usually only have that kind of commitment to my bad habits. The good stuff I tend to skip here and there.  Like Meditation.  Something that I can do for free that will re-wire my brain and make my life […]

Sunshine on My Shoulders

  I grew up in Woodstock, New York in the 60’s and 70’s.  In high school, I knew I was going to have to get creative in order to get out of upstate New York.  My art teacher coached me through submitting applications for art school, I got a scholarship into Pratt institute in Brooklyn. […]

The Panic Room

Good Morning, my Friends. I’m at work on a website, Intuitive Self Defense. I had that site up and running at one point, but it now means more to me than simply using intuition to protect ourselves in a dangerous situation. There’s also Emotional Self Defense. Radical Self Defense. The whole tamale – inside and […]

Trust Yourself or Lose Yourself

The term Gaslighting came from a 1944 movie with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer. They are married, and he wants her jewels. He sets their gaslights to flicker, she notices the wobble of the lights. In order to convince her that she is going crazy, he keeps telling her they are fine. The term Gaslight […]

Eel Stuff

  I came across a few written bits of story that happened when I was a teen.  I’ve italicized those bits I wrote at other times,  and then wrote around the pieces.  It’s the first time I’ve written and assembled the whole version. I’ve spent a good amount of time “on the road” in Canada […]

WORD

I mentioned a blog or so ago that I wanted to get into the power of the word a bit more.  I am deeply affected by other people’s words, to a fault.  I find the power of the word fascinating.  Humans wield words in love or anger that have the potential to make the world […]

Bob Dylan, The Monkees, and The Beatles; A Love Story

I grew up in Woodstock in the 60’s and 70’s. In grade school, I broke my leg in a skiing accident. Because I had a tendency to go flying down the halls on my crutches at ungodly speeds, I was assigned a caretaker. She and I became fast friends. I loved her at once. She […]

I Heard it on the Taconic

My doctor brushes a gloved fingertip across my naked stomach, and frowns. “That needs to come off,” he says. I glance down and see nothing but skin. I don’t like him, this doctor.  I like the scalpel that has suddenly appeared in his hand even less. He leans on my chest to hold me still, […]

Liza’s Red Shoes …Sort of.

When I was in my late teens, I had the very good fortune of being invited by my boyfriend to work at the local summerstock theater; The Woodstock Playhouse. I found myself in an exciting, challenging place with famous and talented actors and dancers. My co-workers and I became fast friends. We worked ridiculous hours, […]

On the Bright Side…

My Dad was out in his garden the other day, weeding and breaking up dirt. He saw a frog, and moved it to safety out of the garden hoe’s way. When he looked back, the frog had one leg inside a snake’s mouth. Instead of moving the frog out of harms way, he pretty much […]